We give you instructions on specific tips on how to get the most of your Kuloko kits.
Each kit comes with an animal, a specific emotion attached to that animal, and characteristics of that emotion.
The more you familiarize yourself with the content of the kit, the better equipped you will be to encourage your child to engage in the activities.
Remember, practice makes permanence.
We designed our Kuloko kits to be therapeutic.
Emotions have a bi-directional relationship with our thoughts and with our actions. The activities we selected either leverage off of the emotion or build on your child’s effective coping skills. One activity targets behaviors; the other attends to thoughts or cognitions.
The point is that each emotion offers a learning opportunity. When we attend to our emotions closely, then we start to increase our self-awareness and gain insight to why we behave or think a certain way. Teaching children how emotions work gives them the knowledge to understand how emotions can influence our thoughts and actions. The skills acquired in doing the activities will help change how your children relate to their emotions.
In short, the gift we are giving our children is emotional competence and wellness by increasing their awareness, expanding their knowledge, and building on their coping skills.
Our Kuloko kits are designed for 9-11 years of age.
This is considered the middle childhood years when they become more aware of complex emotions, start to experience peer pressure, and develop their sense of right and wrong. In school, they begin to connect the dots (rather than just collecting dots). This is a perfect time to connect emotions to their cognition and behavior.
This 9-11 age range is just a general guideline as our children have different social and emotional maturation. Some children with special needs have different levels of understanding and developmental abilities. You may need to provide more coaching and guidance for certain kits.
Despite this specific age range, the content of our kits are appropriate for ALL ages. Becoming aware of our emotions, expanding our knowledge of how emotions work, and building on our emotional coping skills is a lifelong journey.
If you have children in other ages, don’t worry; we are in the middle of releasing boxes for younger (ages 6-8) and older children (ages 12-14 and ages 15-17).
Each kit sells for $45.95 per box.
Kuloko kits come with an emotion trading card, two therapeutic activities, a 5-day challenge, and instructions for caregivers.
If you commit to a longer subscription, you will receive a discount. Please refer to the pricing table below:
+the perfect gift
*most popular b/c this provides an emotional character in all 4 areas of The Map.
Of course you can! These subscription boxes make an excellent gift to a child you deeply care about.
When you order, simply make the appropriate selection (1-, 3-, 6-, or 12-month) and provide the child’s name and mailing address.
You can even write a short message when you click on the box “Giving kit as a gift.”
We have a private Facebook Group (link here) that our members regularly communicate to share struggles, contribute knowledge, discuss experiences, and provide support. Ask to be added the private group in Facebook to connect with the Kuloko Community, and let the learnings begin!
The best way to reach us is via email ([email protected]). Please provide the reason for contacting us and write a brief description of the problem. A Customer Care Representative will reply back to you within 1 business day with a solution.
Absolutely! Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.
We will send a Group Interest Form to request bulk pricing or add Kuloko as an approved vendor with your organization.
Kuloko is a Hawaiian word. The ku means pertaining to; the loko stands for the inner part. Together, kuloko means ‘relating to affairs within’.
We know that attending to our mental health means engaging with our inner work. That means, Kuloko is concerned about the inside.
Our kits will build on our inner strength, improve our emotional competence, and promote our mental wellness. In doing so, you and your family can bounce back from any hardship that life throws at you.
The spark happened at 3am in the morning in the middle of a pandemic. We were committed in helping children refine their sense of resilience. Go to the About Us page to find out more about our origin story.
Trying to figure out what emotions your child is accurately feeling can be a challenge.
The team at Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence created the Mood Meter, which inspired The Great BIG Map. This map organizes emotions on two different dimensions: intensity and pleasantness.
The Map will help children and caretakers more accurately identify the feeling that their child is experiencing. When parents can name the emotion for their child, the child feels understood. When the child starts to name their feelings more accurately, the child gets more confident and comfortable with their unpleasant emotions.
The bottom line is this: the Map improves you and your child’s emotional intelligence. And who doesn’t want to be more emotionally intelligent?
We understand that you’re eager to have your child raise their awareness with regards to a certain emotion (e.g., anger); however, in our experience, children are too smart and know what you’re doing.
It’s best to start the emotion Happy as the first kit. Who doesn’t want to be happy? Once children and caregivers start to practice and enjoy the activities, they more likely to be open to learning more about the other emotions.
Let’s start with Happy to create a positive emotional experience for your child and your family.
There are going to be days and moments in which you and your child will not want to engage in the activity. That’s OK and perfectly normal.
There are probably many reasons why the child isn’t into the activity. We interpret this as the child not ready to engage in the activities in the way they are being asked to participate.
How you respond to the child’s resistance is the key. Part of the resistance might be related to the distorted belief that the child doesn’t think that the kits can’t help or that you can’t help.
Refrain from wanting to persuade and see your views.
Instead, try the following:
Reflect without judgment/criticism (to ensure that the child is being seen) – “It doesn’t look like you want to play with these activities right now.”
Empathize (to let them know you understand) – “Being asked to do something that you don’t want to do can be annoying.”
Be curious (to explore the resistance) – “I wonder…”
Attend to the discrepancy (to point out the gap) – “You mentioned that (indicate goal here) is important to you, and I noticed that you (name the behavior here).
Express confidence (to promote self-worth) – “I’m confident that…”
How we are better
Kuloko Kits are more than just another box of stuff. It is a fun way to turn difficult times into fun opportunities. We’ve put our expertise and years of clinical practice on your side, in kits that will strengthen and ignite emotional wellness for families. Deepen your relationships with your children through our activities, while helping navigate through life’s challenges. Start your family’s journey.
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